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Recently, my temerature gauge has be going up and down. About 2 weeks ago, put in coolant. Car took 1/2 a bottle. Ran fine. Now temperature going up and down again. Concerned it is going to overheat. What could be wrong?

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Try taking out the thermostat and putting in a cup of hot water then see how fast it opens ,then in cup of warm water and check again then add hot slowley and if doesent open and more get a new one.
Also check the Radiator after running when temp is almost at usual working temp and turn engine off and now check radiator by putting your hand flat on the core all over and if you have hot and cold spots then the radiator could be bunged up or dirty inside and out side in the fins(use garage compressor to blow out dust),
If still gets hot check to see if you are loosing coolant if so have the engine checked A Compression test as you might have compression getting into the water system due to head gasket ,but check all above first.
Let me know how you get on ... RON

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